Five new graduates join Cooke & Arkwright commercial teams

Investment in talented individuals part of long term development strategy

26 November 2015

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Five new graduates have been enrolled by Cooke & Arkwright’s commercial teams over the past year as part of the firm’s long term strategy of supporting talent within the sector and helping them to develop the high standard of skills and professionalism required of Chartered Surveyors, and to become the best in their fields in Wales.

Ian Newbury has an honours degree and is currently enrolled at the University College of Estate Management studying an MSC in Real Estate. He joined Retail Agency where his work involves agency lettings, acquisitions and sales, as well as Landlord & Tenant matters for institutional and private landlords, and national retailers.

Hazel Davies works with the Investment and Development Land department teams. She graduated with a degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and is also undertaking a Masters degree in Real Estate Management with the University College of Estate Management. Her experience to-date has ranged from marketing a large residential development site in west Wales to a retail investment sale in east Wales.

George Watts has a BSc in Building Surveying and assists the Building Surveying team on a variety of instructions for retained clients throughout south Wales. This includes full Schedule of Condition Surveys prior to more complex repairs, as well as organising and liaising with clients, structural engineers, contractors and clients’ customers.

Most recently, Jamie Turbervill and Rhian Howells joined Valuation and Land Agency respectively. Jamie has a degree in Sports Psychology and a Post Grad Diploma in Real Estate from the University College of Estate Management, and is currently assisting with asset valuations for a public organisation on properties throughout Wales. Rhian formerly trained as a London Solicitor and has a degree in Geography, a PGDip in Law and an MSc in Land and Business Management. She is currently marketing a 143 acre arable and stock farm in the Vale of Glamorgan by way of formal tender.

Pictured: Hazel Davies, George Watts, Jamie Turbervill, Rhian Howells and Ian Newbury

I have worked with Jeremy Symons over the past three years successfully leasing and buying property in support of my business. I continue to be very pleased with his knowledge of the market and expertise. Our relationship over this time has resulted in acquiring 20,000 sq ft at Capital Business Park in Cardiff, leasing 11,000 sq ft at Southpoint, and subsequently leasing an initial 42,000 sq ft at Parc Bedwas, followed by a succession of expansions of a further 11,000 and then 47,000 sq ft, enabling us to centralise all of our operations at Parc Bedwas in a single 100,000 sq ft facility. The acquisitions were completed at the perfect time for tenant purposes and the rent fixed throughout the term at very economical rates. A job well done.

Bob James, Aerfin